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April '18

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72 • April 2018 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S A P R I L 2 0 1 8 Product Review DIGITAL TEXTILE PRINTER Mimaki USA, Suwanee, Georgia, announces the availability of the Tiger-1800B printing system in the Americas. The Tiger-1800B printer is a purpose-engineered, high production digital inkjet printer capable of direct-to-textile or transfer dye sublimation output. It can deliver large-scale production at manufacturing sites and small-scale production at on-demand sites, making it the ideal printer for digital textile applica- tions. The Mimaki Tiger-1800B brings operational efficiencies and reliability to large companies that are currently using analog screen-printing processes – or multiple, smaller digi- tal units – to produce high volume textile runs for internal vertical markets sold via business-to-business or business- to-consumer avenues. The Tiger-1800B printer enables these businesses to overcome quality, cost and time to market issues by offering more efficient operations, higher resolution printing, consistent quality for repeat orders, and reduced operating costs. For information, visit www.mimaki- usa.com. ULTRA LASER SERIES Universal Laser Systems, Phoenix, introduces its ULTRA series. ULTRA platform-based laser systems are designed and ideally suited for precision laser cutting, laser ablation and laser surface modification in manu- facturing, research and develop- ment, academic research, and prototyping environments. Major features of the series include rapid, high-accu- racy laser beam positioning and the flexibility to be configured with 9.3 and 10.6 µm CO2 lasers and 1.06 µm fiber lasers. All lasers are air- cooled in a range of power from 10 to 150 watts for CO2 and 40 to 50 watts for fiber lasers. The variety of wavelengths and power ranges make the ULTRA platforms highly effective in the areas of organic material modification including plastic films, industrial fabrics, engineering plastics, laminating adhesives, composite materials and many others used in aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical devices, and battery manu- facturing. For information, visit www.ulsinc.com. See our ad on page 13 See our ad on page 5 OPTIMIZED FABRICS Fisher Textiles, Indian Trail, North Carolina, introduces six new fabric medias optimized for Latex and UV printing. These fabrics are available up to 16 feet wide and are also stocked in smaller widths to accommodate a range of Latex and UV printers. New styles include: GF 7100 Bannyl Lite, GF 7200 Bannyl, GF 7300 DS Bannyl, DD 4141 Paradise B.O.B., DD 7170 Diverse and DD 7180 Banner Lust. The three Bannyl fabrics are named for their cross between a fabric banner and a vinyl; they have the durability of vinyl but are PVC free and more environmentally friendly than vinyl. All give amazing print quality with Latex and UV inks. For information, visit www.fishertextiles.com. LASERABLE ACRYLICS Trotec Laser, Inc., Plymouth, Michigan, introduces TroGlass – the company's new line of heavy-duty cast acrylic sheets – to its portfolio of engraving materials. Available in a wide variety of colors, textures and transparencies, TroGlass products combine benefits such as clarity and excellent light transmission with advantages such durabil- ity and scratch resistance. The TroGlass series offers a wide range of cast acrylic products in various colors and surface properties to accom- modate a broad range of applications, such as signage, display stands, trophies and awards, and many more. Each product in the TroGlass portfolio comes standard with a plastic laserable mask. This unique feature protects the acrylic from scratching, which reduces scrap and rework, and improves processing results. For information, visit www.troteclaser.com. REGISTRATION CAMERA Zünd, Franklin, Wisconsin, introduces the Over Cutter Camera. The fully automated OCC takes a single shot to capture all reg- ister marks at once, in a matter of seconds. Sequentially capturing register marks to determine position and possible distor- tions of printed graphics is time consuming, particularly in applications that require a lot of them. With the OCC, Zünd is offering an innovative expansion to the traditional method of sequential register-mark capture with the ICC camera. The OCC system is powered by Zünd Cut Center ZCC and takes one image to register all marks visible in the working area. ZCC subse- quently compensates for any distortions, and processing begins almost immediately. Even after a material advance, no user intervention is required. For information, visit www.zund.com. See our ad on page 29 See our ad on page 63 See our ad on page 67

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